Actually, hypnosis or hypnotherapy is better described than defined. It is often considered an altered state of consciousness featuring “selective perception,” a process in which the client (who is in control) chooses to see only what is relevant to his task, blocking out everything else. Hypnosis involves guided concentration. The guidance, however, may be provided by a qualified practitioner or, in the case of self-hypnosis, by the individual subject. Self-hypnosis, which can be taught by a properly certified hypnotist and learned by virtually any client, can provide the recipient with a lifetime of benefit.
Hypnosis is first and foremost a natural state of consciousness. For most people it feels very much like the drowsy state one experiences just before drifting off to sleep. Hypnosis feels wonderful! When in hypnosis, the body is relaxed and the mind is relaxed so that good, acceptable suggestions are readily incorporated into the subconscious mind. The subconscious is the part of the mind that makes us do what we do, so a positive change here can reap tremendous benefits.
Hypnosis is not sleep. A hypnotized person is not unconscious. A person in hypnosis hears everything that is said and remembers everything that goes on during the session. A hypnotized person will not do anything that violates his/her moral, religious or ethical code. If the hypnotized person is given a suggestion that he/she is uncomfortable with, he/she will reject the suggestion. Hypnosis is a 100% consent state and unlike many medications, there are no contraindications with hypnosis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can anyone be hypnotized?
A. Yes! Anyone of normal intelligence can be hypnotized.
Q Can you be hypnotized without your consent?
A. No! Hypnosis is a 100% consent state.
Q Can a person be made to divulge secrets?
A. No! If you would keep a secret in your normal waking state, you would keep that secret in hypnosis.
Q. What can I expect from a session at Augusta Family Hypnosis?
A. Your hypnotist will discuss your goals or any issues you may have. The hypnotist will then explain how you can quickly achieve your desired results with hypnotherapy. When you are comfortable with the process, the session will begin. You will be guided into a very deep state of physical relaxation. Although very physically relaxed, you will be extremely alert mentally. You will be aware of everything around you . The hypnotist will then give your subconscious mind suggestions for the changes you desire, allowing you to accomplish goals and eliminate problems.
Q. How much does this cost?
A. The cost of a session at Augusta Family Hypnosis is $125.00. Multiple sessions may be necessary. For reference, removing a fear is usually one or two sessions and weight loss is usually four sessions. In the case of weight loss, there is a significant discount when the four sessions are prepaid.